PhD Students

Mesaad AlBader received his B.S in Electrical Engineering from Kuwait University in 2008. Then he joined Kuwait Oil Company as Electrical Maintenance Engineer from 2008 till 2012. In 2014 he received his MS from Texas A&M University. His thesis title was advance three phase power factor correction schemes for utility interface of power electronic systems. Then he worked as a lecturer in Kuwait College of Technological Studies for three years. He join the EMPE lab on 2018 to pursue his PhD degree. His research interests include design, analysis,   and condition monitoring and fault diagnosis of electric machinery and power electronic systems.


Yuming Chen received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University. He joined EMPE lab in Sep 2018 as a Ph.D. student. His research interests are Wireless Power Transmission and Power Electronics.

 

 

 


Shrikesh Sheshaprasad received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from RV College of Engineering, Bangalore, India. He joined EMPE lab in Fall 2019 as a Ph.D. student. His research interests include electric vehicles, motor control, and power electronics.

 

 

 


S. Mehdi Seyedi received his B.S degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Power Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2013. He received his M.S degree in Electrical Engineering in the field of Power Electronics and Electrical Machine Design from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2015. He was an electromagnetic expert in the R & D department of MAPNA Generator and Wind Turbine Co. Tehran, Iran, since 2016 till 2021. He joined the EMPE lab in Spring 2021 as a PhD student. His research interests include electrical machine design and control drives.

 


Logan Smith received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in December 2017 and Master of Business Administration in May 2019 from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. He then worked at CNS Pantex for a year as a Mechanical Engineer. He joined the EMPE lab in June 2020. His research focus will be on high gear ratio magnetically geared machines and motor drives.

 


 

Shima Hasanpour received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. She joined the EMPE lab as a PhD student in Fall 2018. Her research interests include design and control of electric machines and PM traction motors as well as magnetic

 

 


Qasim Khan received his B.S in electrical engineering (2012) and M.S in electrical engineering with specialization High Voltage and Insulation Engineering (2015) from Aligarh Muslim University, India. Then he worked as a research fellow at Aligarh Muslim University, India for three years. He is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. degree at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. He joined the EMPE lab in fall 2019. He is also a member of the Smart Grid Center – Extension in Qatar (SGC-Q).  His current research interests include condition monitoring of power equipment, partial discharge analysis, Finite element modeling, and nanodielectric.


Farid Naghavi received the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. He joined EMPE lab in May 2016. His research is currently focused on Electromagnetic Finite Element Analysis of Losses in IPM motors as well as AC Link converters. He was a design engineer intern at SynQor, Inc. in summer 2017. He is also the current manager of the EMPE Lab.

 


Bryton Praslicka received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Texas A&M university, Texas in August 2019. He joined the lab as a PhD student in August 2019. His research interests include design and control of magnetic gears and magnetically geared machines.

 

 

 


Dorsa Talebi received her B.S degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Energy Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2018. She joined the EMPE lab in Fall 2018 as a PhD student. Her research interests include analysis, design and control of magnetic gears and electric motors.